The Ontario government is planning to sell a portion of its Hydro One shares to private investors in an effort to raise money.

Good idea because it avoids raising taxes or borrowing money for transit infrastructure.
2% (2 votes)
Good idea because it allows some competition in a monopoly industry, which can reduce costs and improve service.
2% (2 votes)
Bad idea because the government loses control over the sold portion of Hydro One.
82% (80 votes)
Bad idea because opposition parties are apposed to it.
4% (4 votes)
No difference to consumers because the OEB controls the price of electricity and not the private investors.
10% (10 votes)
Total votes: 98

Comments

The plan to sell shares in Hydro One to private investors will make a small dent in the Ontario Government's debt at the cost of future revenue.  Otherwise everything stays pretty much the same.  Hydro One will still be a government-mandated and regulated monopoly, with no competition. Maybe fewer employees will make the sunshine list (assuming they will still be included) so earnings and dividends will increase.  And governemnt spending will continue to increase at an unsustainable rate.